Keeping Ties in Good Shape

By January 31, 2017Dry Cleaners St Louis

Men are notorious for spilling food on our suits and having to run them to the dry cleaners before the mustard can set into their lapel. As the best dry cleaner and laundry service in the St. Louis area, Concord Cleaners understands a thing or two about keeping dress clothes in good shape. While suits are often the clothing item most often associated with dry cleaning services, there is one piece of a man’s ensemble that often gets overlooked in the cleaning and upkeep process. Ties are the clothing item that, well, ties everything together. However, they are often cast aside or forgotten, meaning that they are much more likely to suffer an early trip to the garbage than the rest of your closet. Rather than seeing your ties fall victim to an premature retirement, Concord Cleaners has you covered. Whether you need clothing repair, alteration, or cleaning, we can make sure your ties stay in good shape and, if you spill something on them or see a small rip, will restore them to full vibrance. We have some tips to ensure your ties are cared for, even when you can’t bring them into one of our three St. Louis dry cleaning locations.


Untie Them

Nothing feels better than unbuttoning the top button and sliding a tie off after a long day at the office. It is so much easier to simply loosen the tie and leave it knotted, but this is an awful idea if you want some longevity out of your neckwear. While most ties are made of silk, a material which is made to be tied repeatedly while maintaining its shape, leaving a tie in a knot can spell disaster after a while. Ties can become permanently creased if left in one spot or position too long, so instead of tossing it to the side, take a minute to untie your ties and leave them in their natural shape.

Hang Them

Speaking of natural shape, ties are not meant to be folded. Similar to leaving them tied for too long, folding your ties can have negative effects. One of the detriments to folding your ties is that they may become less reasonable when tying them, meaning you will have to try more than once to acquire the shape, length, and knot you want. Instead, at the very least, try to hang them on a hanger so they drape and fall naturally, using gravity to their advantage. Better yet, if you are able to, investing in a tie rack is a great clothing storage solution. They come in a variety of styles, and are often designed with ergonomics and closet space in mind. As soon as you get home, take a minute to hang your ties rather than throwing them in the nearest drawer.

Don’t be overwhelmed when it comes to keeping your ties in the same high-quality shape as the rest of your wardrobe. When untying and hanging them isn’t enough, bring your clothes to the experts at Concord Cleaners. Our expert dry cleaners will be able to restore your ties, suits, gowns, and other valuable clothing items and ensure you look your best.